In a community calendar full of fund-raising walks, auctions, dinners and golf tournaments, the SCV Senior Center has come up with a popular and unique event with its fourth annual Touch-A-Truck.
What child, or adult for that matter, wouldn’t want to climb on a fire engine, turn on a Sheriff’s or CHP vehicle siren or take a photo with a favorite movie vehicle? That’s the premise behind Touch-A-Truck, coming Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. at Central Park on Bouquet Canyon Road.
Admission will be a family-friendly $5 per person, with fathers who accompany their children admitted free in honor of the Fathers’ Day weekend. All proceeds will benefit the SCV Senior Center, which offers such programs as Home Delivered Meals, a Licensed Adult Day Program, Handyworker and Support Services to local seniors.
“Kids love vehicles,” commented City Councilwoman Marsha McLean, who is serving as the event honorary chair, “and now they will be able to touch their favorite things on wheels.” She noted that the event will offer a close-up look at a cavalcade of construction rigs, fire engines, sheriff’s cars, military vehicles, famous film industry cars, a TV news van, race cars and “nearly anything you can think of!” McLean concluded.
In addition, the committee is working on such kid-friendly activities as face painting, arts and crafts, bubbles, model building, magic performances and more—all free with event admission. A number of costumed characters already have committed to attend, and more are considering the request.
Food trucks will offer meals and delicious treats to purchase.
Sponsorships, ranging from $1,500 to $7,000 and free exhibit space for vehicles are available until May 31. Sponsorships include name and logo placement as well as booth space at the event. Further information and registration forms are available at the event website, www.myscvcoa.org/events/.
CAPTION: Council member Marsha McLean, honorary chair of the SCV Senior Center’s Touch-A-Truck Committee, checks out a fire-fighting bulldozer from Santa Clarita station 156. A number of emergency vehicles will be on display at the family-friendly event June 18.